This is a clinical condition affecting adolescents. The child usually presents with limp or painful knee. The growing upper end of thigh bone (within the hip joint) slips from its normal position. High index of suspicion is needed to avoid missing this condition as it can result in significant morbidity due to loss of blood supply. The condition needs urgent surgical treatment. Any patients with suspected SUFE should be referred for clinical and radiological assessment immediately to the nearest hospital. The condition can be treated by surgical fixation. The extent of surgery depends upon the degree of slip.
SUFE treated by In-Situ fixation
SUFE treated by open surgery